Faculty Administrator and Director, Experiential Learning

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Undergraduate Studies

Classification Title:

Faculty Administrator and Director, Experiential Learning

Administrative Title:

Director

Job Description:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is located in Orlando, Florida. UCF employees are part of a metropolitan research campus dedicated to pushing the frontiers of knowledge across disciplines. The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL), in the Division of Student Learning and Academic Success, promotes and instructs applied learning courses for students, supports quality experiential learning course development among faculty, and assists employers to meet their workforce development needs. Each year, over 20,000 UCF students participate in experiential learning courses including Cooperative Education (co-op), internships, and service-learning. OEL is seeking a director of Experiential Learning to join us.

 

The director manages the Experiential Learning office which will include but is not limited to:

 

•        Setting goals and objectives and priorities in alignment with the division’s mission and vision to further advance high impact learning experiences for UCF students.

•        Plans and develops new or enhanced programs for the delivery of services such as internships, cooperative education, and service-learning opportunities for students.

•        Measures effectiveness and quality of operations.

•        Works with deans and faculty to capitalize on opportunities that increase their involvement in OEL programs to benefit students and strengthen the working relationships between employers and the departments, colleges, and university.

•        Grows partnerships and collaborations off-campus with industry and community organizations.

•        Supervises staff.

•        Recruits, screens, hires, orients and trains staff.

•        Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff.

•        Plans activities and events that actively engage students with local and national employers.

•        Plans and delivers presentations, schedules site visits, plans communication efforts, and develops publications to support marketing efforts.

•        Provides professional guidance to faculty advisors and assists them in problem resolution as needed.

•        Oversees the development of workshops and seminars covering relevant topics.

•       Communicates with company representatives to understand and translate industry opportunities and needs into successful placements for students.

•        Maintains current knowledge of trends in the field.

•        Uses technology to streamline and strengthen the student experience.

•        Administers the OEL budget and develops grants.

•       Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. The director reports to the vice provost for Student Learning and Academic Success and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies.  For more details about the office and UCF, please go to http://www.ucf.edu or http://www.explearning.ucf.edu.

Department:

Division of Student Learning and Academic Success and the College of Undergraduate Studies-Office of Experiential Learning

Type of Appointment:

Regular

Advertised Annual Salary:

Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate discipline is required. Position requires a minimum of five years of appropriate experience. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills for advising students/alumni, keeping records, writing letters, delivering talks, and answering questions. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to be a productive and valuable team member, take initiative, meet deadlines, and assume responsibility for programs and events. The position requires computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in program development and working with administration in a university environment is strongly preferred.

Additional Application Materials Required:

Application materials must include a cover letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of at least three professional references, and a vision statement of an experiential learning office at a large and diverse university.  References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates after notification of the candidate.

 

The search committee will consider complete applications as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Melody Bowdon at Melody.Bowdon@ucf.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

 

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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